+44 (0)24 7661 9267  | Contact Us

+44 (0)24 7661 9267 | Contact Us

E-Model Metal Lathes Quick Change Tool Posts

All About Quick Change Tool Posts

As some of you know our E-Model metal lathes come with a pretty cool feature, a quick change tool post and four tool holders.  And lately some questions have come up about sizes and industry standards when talking to customers about this topic.  Here’s what I can tell you about it.

  • Our E model lathes come with a tool post with model number of 250-200.  This tool post is imported to the US under the name Phase II.  These tool holders with hold up to a 5/8” square tool.  The holders for this tool post can also be bought separately by doing a Google search of “250-202 quick change holder” or “250-201 quick change holder”.  Now, both of these will do the same thing, but the 250-202 has a V-Groove in the bottom of the holder so it can hold a boring bar.
  • Some customers do not recognize this style of tool post and holder, but there is an industry standard that they will know.  The 250-200 is the same as “BXA” style and the 250-201 is a BXA-1 and the 250-202 is a BXA-2
  • Now, there are other tool holders and tool posts available.  In the Phase II style there are models 250-100, 250-200 and 250-300.  The 100, 200, 300 designates the size of the tool post and holders. The corresponding numbers for these are AXA, BXA, and CXA.  The 100 or AXA being for 1/2″ square tooling, 200 or BXA for 5/8″, and 300 or CXA for 3/4″.
  • Remember, if you have a 200 series tool post, only 200 or BXA series tool holders will fit it and in order to use other tool holders different tool post will have to be bought.

Share This